Environment & Infrastructure Projects

The landscape of Princeton's campus has always been a defining element of its identity and experience.

The 2006-2016 Campus Plan envisioned a landscape that would continue to be experientially rich and simultaneously more sustainable, versatile and functional. The core campus, for instance, has remained the heart of the University's character and identity even as buildings have been added in other neighborhoods. Landscape plans for this area emphasized stewardship of Princeton's design legacies through an integrative strategy that included restoring historic gardens, improving pedestrian connections, and replanting and soil restoration throughout. This is intended to yield more resilient historic landscapes that are ecologically stable and require less maintenance, even with increased usage.

Landscape plans for areas of new development included integrating those areas into the campus by the extension of campus walks and the landscape network, such as the creation of campus greens, courtyards, and landscaped spaces appropriate to the area and scale and the use of new buildings. The plan also called for restoring existing areas of natural woodlands in the southern area of campus and along the tributaries to Lake Carnegie.

The chart below shows the status of projects in the 2006-2016 plan, and the links take you to pages with more information within this site or on the Facilities website.

Project Planned Approved Completed
Campus Greens & Courtyards      
1976 Garden     x
Bicycle Route Sharrows   x  
Lot 17 Expansion / Grounds Support Area /
Waste Transfer Station #1
Sidewalks & Walkways   x  
Solar Collector Field     x
Waste Transfer Station #2     x
Wayfinding   x  
Soil & Trees Replenishments      
Woodlands & Streams      
  Washington Road Stream Restoration     x


In the landscape envisioned as part of the 2006-2016 Campus Plan, the core campus will remain the heart of the University's character and identity.